Illustrations from the Refugee Crisis.
If you are around Kings Cross, London, go to the wonderful House of Illustration and have a look at this great exhibition, the first UK exhibition to explore the so called refugee crisis through illustration.
Journeys Drawn: Illustrations from the Refugee Crisis show 40 multi-media works by 12 contemporary artists, two of whom are themselves refugees.
The exhibition documents refugee journeys both observed and experienced first-hand over the past three years.
Illustrators have the unique opportunity to act as visual journalists, spending extended periods of time in situations where photography is banned or too intrusive.
House of Illustration Curator, Katie Nairne, says:
“Illustration has the unique power to communicate complex and sensitive issues to a wider public. The work that illustrators have created in response to, or as a result of, the personal experiences of refugees is of no exception – and it has been vital in telling the stories of those who must leave their homes to seek safety.”
Open until 24 March 2019 at House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm (closed Monday),
Other exhibitions currently on: 100 Figures: The Unseen Art of Quentin Blake (until 27 January 2019)
For more information and the full list of contributors have a look at House of Illustration
Boat © David Foldvari and Save the Children